Newtown, CT police released over 6,500 pages of witness accounts and police findings from the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre of 20 young students at Sandy Hook Elementary School, with thousands of crime scene photos, full tragic 911 calls, and final conclusions about the now-closed case.
Newtown, Connecticut police released their final report of findings from the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, when gunman Adam Lanza, 20, shot his way into the building and killed 20 innocent children and 6 educators. Contained within the thousands of pages of police notes, chilling photos, police videos are heartbreaking witness accounts of the shooting which try to make sense of the horrific killing of young students.
Newtown Police Report: Sandy Hook Elementary School Crime Scene Photos Released
There are thousands of crime scene investigation photos included with the massive release of police evidence and documents, but none of them feature the hallways or classrooms where such violent acts against innocent young children were carried out. Police aimed to provide the public with a comprehensive overview of their case findings — not force the victims’ families to relive the horrific tragedy all over again.
Several eerie evidence photos show the multiple guns and ammunition that were found on or close to shooter Adam Lanza’s body, confirming the weapons he used to carry out his senseless slayings.
The police reports are heavily made up of witness accounts of what they saw on the horrific morning of the shooting. The documents are edited and even blacked out as to not reveal identities of the children mentioned, redacted as not to disclose other personal identifying information.
Newtown Police Shine Light On Gunman Adam Lanza’s Home Life
The final police report also found that gunman Adam Lanza acted alone in the massacre, and since he took his own life at the school, there would be no criminal prosecutions after the shooting.
The reports go into great detail about the shooter’s childhood and home life, attempting to understand the mindset of the young man, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, in his teens. He also showed signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a fascination with mass killings like the horrible 1999 Columbine school shooting, and played violent video games on the computer police found in his room.
— Kristine Hope Kowalski